50+ Inspiring Mother's Day Quotes That Will Melt Your Heart

50+ Inspiring Mother's Day Quotes That Will Melt Your Heart

In honor of Mother's Day, we've collected the most heart-warming phrases and poems about moms and the one-of-a-kind love they have always showered you with from the day you were born. Make her feel loved and appreciated by sending one of these beautiful quotes along with a gift of swoon-worthy orchid plants or flower arrangement for Mother's Day.


1. "To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power."  Maya Angelou

2. "A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories." Honore de Balzac

3. "Motherhood: All love begins and ends there."Robert Browning

4. "Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved." Erich Fromm

5. "A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary." Dorothy Canfield Fisher

6."Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all."Oliver Wendell Holmes

7.“Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” —Kate Winslet

8. "A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's."- Princess Diana

9."I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then, I want to move in with them." Phyllis Diller


10. "We are born of love; Love is our mother." Rumi

11."The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness." Jessica Lange

12."All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." Abraham Lincoln

13."Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."  George Eliot

 14."A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." Cardinal Meymillod

15."Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."William Makepeace Thackeray

16."Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother." Unknown

17."He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark."J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

18."The best place to cry is on a mother's arms."- Jodi Picoult

19. "If at first, you don't succeed, try doing it the way mom told you to in the beginning." Unknown

20."There's nothing like your mother's sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears."Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic

21. "There’s no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one."Jill Churchill

22."If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much." Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

23."Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong."Donna Ball

24."God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers."Rudyard Kipling

25."How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mother's names."Alice Walker

26. "Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws." Barbara Kingsolver

27."Most mothers are instinctive philosophers." Harriet Beecher Stowe

28."A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." Agatha Christie

29."I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother."Maya Angelou

30.“A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest."Irish proverb

31."Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy."Tina Fey

32."All mothers are working mothers."— UNKNOWN

33."Most mothers are instinctive philosophers."-Harriet Beecher Stowe

34."It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it." -Dorothy, The Golden Girls

35.“You’re always going to wonder if you’re doing things wrong, but that’s what it means to be a mom, to care so much about someone else that you just want to be as perfect as possible.”—Naya Rivera

36."I can imagine no heroism greater than motherhood."Lance Conrad

 37."[Mother] stood, always prepared in herself to challenge the world in our place."Eudora Welty

38."A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie."Tenneva Jordan

39. "If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?"Milton Berle

40."The daughter prays; the mother listens."Amanda Downum


41."Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs, since the payment is pure love."Mildred Vermont

42.“Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.”—Kahil Gibran

 43."My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Mark Twain

44.“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground."Zora Neale Hurston

45. "She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great - but how to laugh through it."Liza Minellie

46.“Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”— UNKNOWN

47.“Who is getting more pleasure from this rocking, the baby or me?”— Nancy Thayer

48. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”—Sophia Loren

49. “[Motherhood is] the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary—it’s an act of infinite optimism.”—Gilda Radner

50. “Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.”—Maria Shriver

 51.“The moment he wakes up from a nap.… Just a gummy mouth, no teeth, just a big smile, happy that you’re alive and you’re just looking at him. That’s probably the most magical.”—Jessica Biel

52.“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.”—Oprah Winfrey

53.“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.”—Gail Tsukiyama

54.“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”—Jewish Proverb

55.“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.”—Honore de Balzac

56.“Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.”— T. Dewitt Talmage

57.“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.”– Eric Fromm

59.“My mom is a hard worker. She puts her head down and she gets it done. And she finds a way to have fun. She always says, 'Happiness is your own responsibility.”— Jennifer Garner

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